Former UM big man Epke Udoh looking like a stud at Baylor

Posted: December 2, 2009 by Jared Field in College
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Wonders never cease.

Epke Udoh has turned into a bona fide stud at Baylor after two seasons as a stiff for the Wolverines — OK, he did block some shots while he was here.

Udoh transferred out of Ann Arbor in spring 2008 citing issues with the team’s new offensive scheme and the decision appears to have paid major dividends.

Through seven games in Waco, Udoh is averaging nearly 16 points per game with nine rebounds and nearly four blocks. And, apparently, his coach is even calling on him to “create his own shot in one-on-one situations.”  We sure didn’t see much of that.

From DraftExpress:

Transferring schools might become all the rage pretty soon, if the success that Wesley Johnson at Syracuse and Ekpe Udoh at Baylor are having thus far is any indication.

Udoh took one look at then-incoming head coach John Beilein’s methodical, perimeter oriented Princeton-type offense and decided it wasn’t for him, eventually leaving Michigan for the greener pastures of Baylor. Based off what we’ve seen thus far, he seems to have made a very good decision for himself. Not only is he being heavily featured in Baylor’s offense, but he appears to have improved his skill-set significantly in the red-shirt year he was forced to sit out.

Udoh is still the same long, broad-shouldered and athletic big man he was at Michigan, but he now is looking more and more like a true power forward. He sees plenty of touches both facing and with his back to the basket, looking fairly comfortable either way creating shots for himself.


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